Skip to comments.Do they still teach civics in public schools?
Posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:04 PM PST by cradle of freedom
I am just curious to know if public schools are still teaching civics? Do they still teach civics in your public school?
It’s been replaced by un-civics.
No but there ARE three chapters devoted to the “Progressive Movement” in the American History Textbooks
I, as a literature teacher, am teaching Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which always asks the question “Where does tyranny begin?” and “What should be done about it?”
My niece is a Senior. I took a gander at her heavy book on Government class....
it was an Obama-leftist love tome
Yes, they are teaching about the four branches of government;
It’s all like that, but slipping her a copy of “Road to Serfdom” won’t hurt.
I’m still mocked by a few teachers as the guy who taught “The Fountainhead” but my kids all got it. Its about a “ME”topia and not a Utopia.
Depends on what you call “Civics”...
I’m 53, almost 54 (Dec 24, but don’t don’t tell anybody) and civics was never taught to me or my cohorts
Died out in the 1960’s, I imagine. It’s a shame to, as we should have learned it.
No. In fact.....my kids have run for student council and won various positions these past 10 years. Now, they don’t have them. It was a great tool for civics in our home.
Can’t have that ‘competition stuff’, donchyano. Where everyone ‘gets a trophy’.
What, exactly, are civics?
No but there ARE three chapters devoted to the Progressive Movement in the American History Textbooks”
Which one of the movements? America ca 1856 or Russia ca 1930?
Or now, but they just call it that...These people today just have nihilism dressed up in mock Marxist/Reparation theology with a dash of bs.
What the hell is civics. I’m 68 and we never had it and I went to the best schools in Upstate NY....which are cra* now.
When I was in highschool in the sixties we had a class called *civics*, we had a civics book which explains how the government works, you know like the three branches of government and what they do. We also sometimes had discussions of current events in class.
The regulatory system is part of the executive branch. Not that any chief executive, or anyone at all really, controls it. Not that they’d want too, anyway.
What are you people talking about? Honda still makes Civics. s/
Yes, Civics and Economics, making a 98. I love that class.
Apparently, you can get all the way through law school with out getting it.
Ah. In public school in Austin (87-90), we had one semester of US Government, and one semester of Texas State and local government. I also took a class called Street Law, which was pretty sweet. Got to do a ride-along as part of the class.
NO civics or math or English because people like this could't understand any of it.
Yes. My grandkids take it.
Civics? Arcane, antique, last-century.
My experience matches your description.
I’m 53 as well. I took Americanism vs. Communism in public school in Florida. My has that state’s system fallen since then.
Anything that reinforces traditional American ideals is no longer taught, by order of the teachers’ bosses; The socialist unions. Producing more Democrat voters is so much easier this way.
One semester, senior year, intensive study of the Constitution.
We had it at my high school in ‘87. I don’t think very many schools have it now. It shows.
Congress needs to eliminate the Department of education, fire everyone that works for it and make public education illegal!!
Public education has destroyed at least 40 years of our society!
I think it's a little car made by Honda
BTW, does anyone remember American History and POD?
“What, exactly, are civics?”
The more important question is:
Do they still teach in public schools?
The 1856 version all the way up to where gets offed..
they blame it on the Tea Party and Bush .....Just Kidding (8^)
I’m retired, and had to look up “civics” to know what it means. It wasn’t taught in my school, and I can’t remember the word being used for many years.
What is the statute of limitations on words not used before they don’t exist any more?
Haha, you so funny! :)
They are taught teacher’s union values and activism instead.
We have been infiltrated by the left from where the children were supposed to be safe. Russia of the past could not have gotten a better outcome if they had won a war with us.
Starts first day of Kindergarten and goes through college graduation.
Any “civics” teaching now would push the Soviet model.
I can relate my experience teaching two classes predominantly populated by freshmen. One is principles of economics, the other a seminar on business and society. In my (subjective) experience, almost no students are familiar with checks and balances, the term lengths of federal officials, or the content of the “First Amendment.” A smaller number are prone to pronounce things they don’t like (e.g., differences in pay for men and women) as “unconstitutional” without any knowledge of the document itself. Few of them have heard of John D. Rockefeller, and almost none have heard of Carnegie or Vanderbilt. Even when they have heard of them, they have no idea what these men did, for good or ill. As someone who went to high school in the late 1970s I find this a continuing source of amazement and discouragement.
I should add that I am referring to college freshmen.
In NC, we teach a Civics & Economics course as the required 10th-grade social studies class. I taught it for 6 years.